Finding policy online
The web site of the Consulate General of the U.S. in Jerusalem includes a section about Assisted Reproductive Technology on its "Registering your baby abroad" page.
U.S. policy regarding fertility treatments may be clearly delineated, but finding it online can be confusing.
The web site of the Consulate General of the U.S. in Jerusalem (jerusalem.usconsulate.gov ) includes a section about Assisted Reproductive Technology on its "Registering your baby abroad" page. This section refers readers to a separate U.S. government web page outlining "important information for U.S. citizens considering the use of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART ) abroad" (http://travel.state.gov/law/citizenship/citizenship_5177.html ) and links to the page-long list of regulations.
Meanwhile, the U.S. Embassy's Tel Aviv web site (http://israel.usembassy.gov ) has no reference at all to fertility treatments, not even under its "Registering your Baby Abroad" tab.
"The consulate is continuously updating its web site to ensure that the information is current and is presented in a user friendly manner," said a U.S. Consulate spokesperson." The spokesperson added that information about fertility treatments, "as presented on the consulate's website, is drawn directly from the Department of State's public information on this topic."
U.S. Embassy officials in Tel Aviv did not return calls seeking comment.